Haunted Places in downhead, Somerset



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    Brook House

    downhead, Wiltshire

    9.2 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This beautiful historic cottage is reportedly haunted by a kind elderly woman and her faithful black dog. The two have been seen wandering around the property together. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wookey Hole Caves / Wookey Hole Mill

    Wookey Hole, Somerset

    10 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Both the caves and the nearby mill have had their share of tragedy. In the caves, a skeleton from the 11th century was uncovered and is thought to have belonged to a witch who still haunts the cave; a diver also lost life in here in 1949. In the mill, ...


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    Beehive Inn

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

    12.3 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Reports of the apparition of a young woman appearing in various rooms. (Believed to currently be closed). (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fat Fowl Restaurant

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

    12.6 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    There are reports of the piano in the dining room playing by itself, but when staff investigate, there is no one there. An unseen presence moves around cutlery and opens and closes doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Avon Fire and Rescue Station

    Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

    12.9 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A ghost of a templar has been seen here. According to legend, he might have been involved with occult activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The White Hart

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    16 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A man murdered his brother over a land dispute around here. He is said to remain here. Other reports are that of ghostly activity in the cellar. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Arnos Manor Hotel

    Bristol, Avon

    16.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Once a Catholic school, a bombing during World War II revealed the skeleton of a nun who was bricked behind a wall. Spirits are seen going up and down the stairs, objects are tossed around, and guests get pushed around or touched. Active rooms include the bar (where a man ...


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    Arnos Vale Cemetery

    Bristol, England

    16.8 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The resting place of many soldiers from World War I and II, people will feel cold spots and sometimes see figures in their peripheral vision who aren't there. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Ostrich Inn

    Bristol, England

    17.6 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    I worked here about 30 years ago in the kitchen. I used to hear a little child running up and down the stairs. When I would look there was no-one there. I was told it was the ghost of a little girl who had died falling down the stairs. (Submitted by ...


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    The Granary

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    17.8 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A man in Victorian garb is said to haunt the upstairs areas; he is believed to have fallen down a lift shaft. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Spike Island

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    17.8 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A woman in white supposedly haunts here, as does a man whose eyes are black holes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Llandoger Trow

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    17.8 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The 1664 Llandoger Trow pub building is rumored to have been the inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island" and the place where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspirition for "Robinson Crusoe." Some believe the pub may even have been visited a time or two ...


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    Bristol Old Vic

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    17.8 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A woman from the 18th Century (believed to be actress Sarah Siddons or Sarah Macready) haunts here. She is said to haunt the theatre, particularly backstage. Other reports detail a phantom stagehand who will move objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    SS Great Britain

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    17.9 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Former captain, John Gray is heard dragging his boots around the deck, going up and down the stairs. A Victorian woman has also been sensed on deck and sometimes, the energy on here has made people sick to their stomachs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Rummer

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    18 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The ghost of a girl in a nightgown has been reported here. She is said to have died of pneumonia during the Elizabethan era. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Hatchet

    Bristol, Avon

    18.1 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The ghost of a highwayman is said to be here. Most of the phenomena is in the cellar or older portions of the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brandon Hill

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    18.1 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Supposedly, the ghost of a drummer boy is reported to be here. Locals will sometimes hear his drumming at night. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Odeon Cinema

    City Centre, City of Bristol

    18.1 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A former manager, Robert Parrington Jackson, was murdered here back in 1946. Cold spots, unnerving feelings, and sometimes, his apparition are all reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ashton Court

    downhead, North Somerset

    18.1 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Reports of a headless horseman on the court's grounds, other reports of poltergeist activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Bristol - Tyndall Avenue

    Bristol, England

    18.4 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Students commonly report a headless horseman while walking along Tyndall Avenue. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    All Saints Church

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    18.9 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A monk is said to wander around here and a very vicious elderly has been known to cause fear in those who visit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Tourist Information Centre - Arnold House

    Corsham, Wiltshire

    18.9 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This historic house, currently serving as the town information centre, is haunted by the apparitions of two men in period clothing. The turn lights on and off and have been known to cause power failures. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pembroke Road, Clifton

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    19.2 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This street used to be used as a gallows. Two of the reported ghosts include that of a phantom dwarf and a beggar named Jenkins Protheroe. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Dower House, Stoke Park

    Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire

    19.9 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The ghost of Lady Elizabeth Somerset is reported to knock three times at her memorial if she is present (she died after falling from her horse). Some people report seeing her and other report the sound of horse hooves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Porch House

    Potterne, Wiltshire

    20.4 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This historic house dates back to the fifteenth century. During the late twentieth century, a lot of archaeological work was carried out on the building, and many workers reported sighting a shadowy apparition sitting in a rocking chair in the upstairs bedroom. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Five Alls Public House

    Chippenham, England

    21.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The public house is rumoured to be haunted by an old woman, a former tenant of the inn. People have reported furniture moving around by itself and lights that turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Palace Cinema

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    21.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The cinema is haunted by the apparitions of two men in period clothing, who have been seen in the lounge and on the staircase. The projectionist booth is also haunted, with reports of cold spots and the sensation of an unseen presence. During closing hours, staff reportedly hear loud footsteps ...


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    Upstairs and Downstairs Antiques

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    21.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Paranormal occurrences reported by staff working here include disembodied footsteps and the inexplicable smell of smoke. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Black Swan Hotel

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    21.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A woman in a white dress is seen throughout the hotel, usually floating in and out of walls. In the cellar, visitors report faces showing up in photos (coming out of the walls). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wiltshire Museum

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    21.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This museum was formerly the mansion owned by the Cunningham family, and the matriarch of the family reportedly appears in the museum after hours and wanders around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Rectory

    Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire

    21.8 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A local guide on haunted buildings referred to the rectory as one of the most haunted buildings in town, but the origin of the haunting is unknown. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Magpie

    Chippenham, England

    22.2 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This store is located in a former tavern, and is believed to be haunted by three apparitions. The first is that of a man in a Trilby hat, who has been seen by staff and customers on the ground floor. The other apparitions are of a middle-aged woman and her ...


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    Petty France Manor

    Petty France, South Gloucestershire

    25.3 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The two most well-known ghosts are that of Amelia (who died during childbirth) and is known for making the chandelier swing around, and that of a man who sits alone in the dining room appearing and disappearing spontaneously. Many others ghosts are thought to frequent here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Old Rectory

    All Cannings, Wiltshire

    25.4 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The rectory is haunted by a Grey Lady, who has been seen standing at the foot of people's beds. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    White Rose Cottage

    downhead, England

    25.6 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The apparition of a lady in a black dress has been moving around the house at night as if she is protecting something. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Acorn Inn

    Evershot, Dorset

    26.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This sixteenth century inn was a former coaching house, and is now home to the spectre of a murdered highwayman. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Stonehenge

    downhead, Wiltshire

    26.8 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    One of the most iconic monuments in the world, Stonehenge is believed to have been a cemetery and sacrificial site back in 3000 BC. Video has emerged of a white figure walking through here which gives more idea to the speculation that this place is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Manor Farm House

    downhead, Wiltshire

    26.9 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Reportedly haunted by an elderly woman who was decapitated after her burial by a corrupt man. She haunts the manor house where she passed away and is reportedly covered in blood. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Nelson's Ale House

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    27.2 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A female woman was imprisoned in a room on the ground floor where she passed away, and staff have reported her angry presence which is accompanied by wine bottles being thrown around. Staff members on the upper floor have reported hearing children crying, but have found nothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Blandford British Legion Club

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    27.3 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This historic house was formerly a private residence before conversion to a bar and legion club. Staff have reported objects moving around by themselves, and a variety of paranormal occurrences associated with the pool table. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Old House

    Blandford Forum, England

    27.4 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    Shortly after a former owner died, a neighbour reported seeing strange lights moving around the upper floor. When he and police officers went to investigate, they heard something that sounded like a body being dragged across the upper floor. They found nothing, but current residents still report hearing strange noises. (Submitted ...


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    Crown Hotel

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    27.4 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This Georgian manor house is known as the oldest inn in Dorset, and is rumoured to be haunted by two apparitions. The first is a lady in a flowing black dress who has been seen in the hallway and in rooms on the first floor. The second apparition is a ...


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    Cerne Abbey

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    27.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    There are many reported sightings of people seeing robed monks wandering the premises during dusk and dawn, even though the abbey hasn't been in use for centuries. Another witness has reported smelling frankincense while visiting the site. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    New Inn

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    27.9 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    The apparitions of two young girls have been seen playing together in the garden of this old inn, while the apparition of a tall bearded man in riding gears has been seen in the main bar area. Witnesses have also reported hearing the whinnying and stamping of a house in ...


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    Drovers Inn

    Gussage All Saints, Dorset

    29.2 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This popular thatched inn is haunted by a highwayman, who frightens staff by appearing behind them in the cellar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Avebury Church

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    29.4 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A local riding past the churchyard on a bicycle reported seeing a tall white apparition standing there. I myself have visited this church, and have seen a shadowy figure sitting at a pew near the front. After mentioning this comment to a local, he reported having seen strange lights and ...


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    The Lodge

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    29.5 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    This historic bed and breakfast is haunted by at least three apparitions. Guests have seen the apparition of a young woman, a man in Georgian clothing and a phantom coach drawn by four jet black horses. Staff have heard a voice which speaks to them in French. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Red Lion

    downhead, Wiltshire

    29.5 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A woman named Florie was thrown down a well after being caught having an affair. She is known to throw things, haunt the ladies' washroom, and has been seen walking about. A bearded man has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Avebury Stone Circle

    Avebury, Wiltshire

    29.6 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A certain energy is given off by the stones here; one man was crushed to death in the 14th century by one of these monoliths and other legends give the idea that these stones are protected by guardians. Shadowy figures are seen among them and voices are heard singing at ...


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    St. Thomas and St. Edmund Church

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    29.7 miles from downhead, UK-M3

    A distressed woman in grey has been reported. She is said to disappear when talked to. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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